ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Islamabad collected extra revenue of Rs85.6million by impounding smuggled goods and vehicles during Financial Year 2016-17. The worth of the total smuggled goods and vehicles was Rs503.00million during FY2016-17 whereas ASO impounded smuggled goods and vehicles valued Rs417.735million during FY2015-16.
According to Deputy Collector Ansir Anees while talking to Customs Today, she said the performance of the ASO of Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad has been quite satisfactory during FY16-17 as compared to corresponding Financial Year 2015-16.
During Financial Year 2016-17, the ASO Islamabad took into possession 144 offending vehicles (vehicles used for carrying smuggle goods) worth Rs153.200million whereas it did 156 offending vehicles valued Rs141.300million during 2015-16.
During FY2016-17, the ASO Islamabad took into possession 86 Non-Duty-Paid (NDP) vehicles worth Rs157.106million during FY16-17 whereas it impounded 28 NDP vehicles during FY15-16 valued Rs60.163million.
During FY2016-17, the ASO lodged 395 cases of smuggling against smugglers worth Rs193.00million.
The collectorate has geared up the efforts to make more and more seizures against tax evaders and possessors of the NDP vehicles from starting of the current Financial Year July 2017-18.